EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

Scratchcard Winner Pleads Guilty to Theft

You’d think that a £250,000 scratchcard win would make you an unlikely candidate for petty theft, but a lottery winner from Blackpool has just pleaded guilty to the petty theft of some beauty products at Blackpool magistrates court. Nicola Lord won £250,000 on a Lotto scratchcard bought in the local resort, and you might think […]

Team GB Rio Success Attributed to Lotto Funding

Team GB was looking at a target 48 medals in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and with five days of the games to go, that target was smashed! The success of our sportsmen and women has been phenomenal, and it’s no accident with much of Britain’s new found success attributed to lottery funding by UK […]

Party Loving EuroMillions Winner Comes Back to Earth with Investments

A party loving EuroMillions winner who blew half his prize on a round the world party has come back to earth with a stern talking to from his mum. Former soldier Matt Myles hit the headlines a few months ago talking of his round the world party, spending £500,000 in 18 months visiting 22 countries […]

Plane Crash Lottery Winner Dubbed World’s Luckiest Man

To survive a plane crash is quite something, and you may consider yourself blessed but then to go on and strike it lucky with a lottery win on the same week and you may be considered the luckiest man in the world! That’s exactly what happened to 62 year old Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, who […]

Theft Charges over $250,000 Iowa Lottery Prize

An employee from an Iowa lottery retailer, along with her boyfriend and mother have been charged with theft after an alleged attempt to claim a scratch off worth $250,000 according to American news sources. Prosecutors believe that Ashley Bosler, who was an employee at Casey’s General store was scratching off the corners of tickets to […]

Teen EuroMillions Winner Ditches Luxury for Camping

The Davies family has barely been out of the news since winning a €61,000,000 EuroMillions jackpot last week, but after going public with their win they quite sensibly jetted off on holiday the next day. All except for teenager Courtney Davies, who eschewed the luxury holiday to go camping in a field. The family syndicate […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]

Tony and Greta Dodd

Strictly new knees for lottery winners

Most lottery winners’ stories tell of sports cars in the driveway, mock-Tudor mansions in leafy suburbs, and lavish holidays to the Caribbean. (And jail and bankruptcy, if most of the stories on the Euromillions website are to be believed.) Some winners often splash out on a bit of ‘reconstructive surgery’ for their wives – generally massive boob […]